MC Ren

Lorenzo J. Patterson

Also known as M. C. Ren, M.C Ren, M.C. Ren, M.C. Ren "The Ruthless Villain", MC Rev, That Black Nigga That They Call Ren
This performer (group) in the Internet: https://www.facebook.com/mcrencpt1, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MC_Ren

Discography of MC Ren:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Forget What Ya Heard 3 Audio 1994 Ruthless Records
2 Kizz My Black Azz 6 Audio 1992-06-30
3 The Villain In Black 11 Audio 1996
4 Da Villain In Black (Album Sampler) 6 Audio 1996 Epic
5 Mad Scientist 4 Audio 1996
6 Same Ol' Shit 4 Audio 1993
7 Ruthless For Life 4 Audio 1998
8 Comin' After You 5 Audio 1998
9 Ruthless For Life 12 Audio 1998
10 Shock Of The Hour 11 Audio 1993
11 Kizz My Black Azz 7 Audio 2003
12 Mad Scientist 4 Audio 1996
13 Kizz My Black Azz 6 Audio 1992-06-30
14 Who In The F*** / Comin' After You 8 Audio 1998
15 Ruthless For Life 12 Audio 1998
16 Keep It Real 4 Audio 1996
17 Mayday On The Frontline 3 Audio 1993 MCA Records
18 Shock Of The Hour 11 Audio 1993
19 Kizz My Black Azz 6 Audio 1992-06-30
20 Shock Of The Hour 11 Audio 1993 Ruthless Records
21 The Final Frontier 2 Audio 1992
22 Gangsta / Premeditated Murder 2 Audio Mo Beatz Records!
23 The Ballad Of Jimmy Bones / The Legend Of Jimmy Bones 3 Audio 2001
24 The Final Frontier 2 Audio 1992
25 Ruthless For Life 3 Audio 1998 Ruthless Records
26 Ruthless For Life 12 Audio 1998 Ruthless Records
27 Ruthless For Life 4 Audio 1998
28 Ruthless For Life 12 Audio 1998 Ruthless Records
29 Ruthless For Life 3 Audio 1998 Ruthless Records
30 MC Ren 6 Audio 1992-06-30
31 The Maxi Single 4 Audio 2004 Villain Entertainment
32 Who In The 2 Audio 1998 Ruthless Records
33 Ruthless For Life 12 Audio 1998
34 Ruthless For Life 4 Audio 1998
35 The Final Frontier 2 Audio 1992 Ruthless Records
36 Keep It Real 4 Audio 1996 Ruthless Records
37 Forget What Ya Heard 3 Audio 1994 Ruthless Records
38 The Villain In Black 11 Audio 1996 Ruthless Records
39 Renincarnated 10 Audio 2009-10-31 Villain Entertainment
40 Rebel Music 3 Audio 2014-03-27 Villain Entertainment
41 Renincarnated 3 Audio 2009-08-11 Villain Entertainment


Ren grew up in the rough area of east Compton where he began rapping at school parties during the early 80's. Through [a=DJ Train], he was introduced to [a=Eazy-E] and soon became a part of the [a=N.W.A.] collective. Ren debuted on the group's first single, "8-Ball", in 1987. The following year Ren helped write the tracks for the album Eazy-Duz-It and appeared on "2 Hard Mutha's".

His rhyming ability caught the group's attention and he soon landed a spot as a founding member of N.W.A. Ren enjoyed great success as N.W.A. sold over five million records from 1988-1991 and became the first gangsta rap group to have an album reach the Billboard #1 spot.

Financial disputes would eventually dissolve the group in 1991-92, however MC Ren stuck with [l=Ruthless Records] and put out the six-track E.P. Kizz My Black Azz. Released on the heels of N.W.A's success and the gangsta rap craze, it went gold with help from producer [a=Bobcat], [a=DJ Train], and the single "Final Frontier". Before releasing his debut album, MC Ren converted to the Nation of Islam and expressed his views with a hardcore flavor on the album Shock of the Hour. Sadly the deaths of Eazy-E and DJ Train took a toll on Ren when he released the less successful Villain in Black album in 1996.

Two years later he followed up with a comeback album, Ruthless For Life, before leaving Ruthless Records. His notoriety helped Ren appear on various albums by [a=Dr. Dre], [a=Ice Cube], [a=Cypress Hill], [a=Snoop Dogg] and [a=Kurupt]. Five years after his last album, MC Ren released a maxi-single in March of 2004 on an independent label, followed by a movie later in the year.


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